SWIM, SPORTS, PLAY
At the Y, our sports staff, coaches and volunteers all share a singular vision of helping all youth reach their full potential in life. We leverage the excitement and passion around recreational and competitive programming to create a healthy outlet for children to gain new skills, develop a sense of team and connect with positive role models.
We are focused on nurturing the potential of every child and teen. Through the Y's youth sports programs and leagues, we want to help children improve their skills, make new friends, be active with other kids while learning sportsmanship. Activity helps the body grow; thinking advances the mind; and belief makes our spirit grow.
Our sports programs provide children with opportunities to learn specific sports skills in a supportive atmosphere. Our sports programs are conducted with emphasis on the positive personal growth of the child. We balance the development of physical skills with other important aspects of sports, such as leadership, teamwork and cooperation. Above all, kids who participate in Y youth sports have a lot of fun. And our philosophy is "everybody plays, everybody wins."
Use your talents to encourage, guide and train young athletes at the Y. We rely on volunteers to coach sports leagues throughout the year. Contact your specific branch for details on how you can get involved.
Click on the link below for more information. Register online, at the desk or by calling the Y.
CLASSES: Year round programs
LEAGUES: Seasons throughout the year
For information on any of our youth sports programs, please contact:
Director of Sports
Director of Morrett Sports Complex
at 260.563.YMCA(9622) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys and girls ages 3 and up will build confidence, develop muscle and coordination during fall Gymnastics classes on Monday evenings. Levels are Pre K-K, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 where youth will learn basic skills on the floor, beam, bar and vault. Tumbling class is also available where floor skills will be the focus. This developmental program is the perfect start for your young gymnasts. Ongoing class so register prior to the first day of the month. Monthly fee is $25 for YMCA Members and $40 for non-members.
The Wabash County YMCA is excited to partner with the Wabash Valley SHURI RYU Karate Academy and welcome 5th Degree Black Belt Michael D Castro who trained under Martial Arts Hall of Fame Grandmaster Robert Bowles. This self defense program focuses on concentration, courtesy, discipline and physical fitness.
Youth Classes (Ages 7-12) 5:30-6:15pm
Adult Classes (Ages 13+) 6:30-7:30pm
BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL:
In pre-K through 6th grade basketball, every boy and girl gets to play every game. Youth will learn the basketball fundamentals of shooting, passing, and dribbling while having fun and learning all about working together as a team. Baskets are set at a height that is challenging yet appropriate for success by age group. Skill development and game format progresses for older age groups.
GIRLS LEAGUE: NOV-DEC BOYS LEAGUE: JAN-FEB
Youth ages pre-K through 8th grade will have fun learning sportsmanship and the
fundamentals of soccer. Staff and volunteers strive to make soccer an enjoyable experience for every child as they practice agility and become adept at working with team mates. We will be targeting skills such as Instep passing, correct shooting form, trapping, goalie skills and player positioning.
Youth ages pre-K through 8th grade will have fun learning sportsmanship and the fundamentals of soccer. Staff and volunteers strive to make soccer an enjoyable experience for every child as they practice agility and become adept at working with team mates.
Students ages 1st-3rd grade get their first chance to learn running skills and how to execute screen blocks and pass plays in a football setting. The oaches simplify football to make it a fun introduction to the game.
3rd-6th graders have an opportunity to be physically challenged and learn teamwork and the fundamentals of football. The high school football coaches, certified in concussion and injury prevention, teach an elementary version of the high school playbook while demonstrating safe blocking and tackling techniques.
Kids ages 4-6 who want to get a taste of baseball will love t-ball, where the ball is set on a tee for hitting. Players get to practice catching and running the bases while learning the rules of baseball.
Youth ages 7 and 8 get an introduction to baseball with Coach’s Pitch, where the coach gently pitches the ball. Players get a chance to learn timing of hitting the ball during a pitch and are taught how to eld a batted ball and where to throw the ball.
Participants will learn softball fundamentals while playing on the area’s premier softball fields at the Field of Dreams. Softball skills will be taught using on the field drills that will involve hitting, pitching and fielding skills. Players will become more adept at working with their teammates. Our staff and volunteer coaches strive to make this a fun and exciting experience for all.